Bulgarian embroydery and chinese hierogliph - one (im)possible parallel

On April 18, 2024 at 6 pm the exhibition “Bulgarian embroydery and chinese hierogliph – one (im)possible parallel” will be opened at the Regional Ethnographic Museum – Plovdiv.

The exposition, organized by the Confucius Classroom at the University of Plovdiv Paisii Hilendarski, includes twelve miniatures combining the symbolism of traditional Bulgarian embroidery with hieroglyphs signifying fundamental Chinese cultural concepts such as prosperity, happiness, family, etc.

The exhibition is inspired by the idea of an intercultural dialogue beyond the limits of words, realized with the means of expression of traditional art.

Lyudmila Alexandrova, the author of the miniatures, says that for her the richness of Bulgarian embroidery in historical terms can only be compared to the history of Chinese porcelain and silk.

This event, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bulgaria and China and to the Day of the Chinese Language at the United Nations, will happen on the eve of the holiday. During the opening students from AMTII “Prof. Asen Diamandiev” and Chinese volunteers will give the guests a boutique concert with musical performances on traditional Chinese instruments.

The exhibition can be viewed until 24 April 2024.